There's a cute little reddish device (or whatever color you end up wanting to get it in, of course,) available on MetroPCS today, one made by Samsung and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This device is a perfect mid-range device for all your back-to-school student needs, the newest Android experience on a middle of the road screen, size, and processor, and carried by everybody's favorite Wireless for All carrier MetroPCS.
The Samsung Admire is a piece of hardware rolling out with a 3.5-inch display, an 800 Mhz processor, and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. You'll be able to get this device in a lovely red or a laid back gray, both of these options apparently available both online and at physical locations across the country. I recommend going for the flashy red - it's not every day where you get the option of having your device start your pocket on fire right out of the box.
You can grab this device online or at any MetroPCS location for $129.00. This device is carried by MetroPCS who have the fabulous $50 a month unlimited data plan -- plus they've got the most diverse set of data plans you'll ever want or need. This may well be the least expensive Android device running Gingerbread at the moment, so drop it while it's hot!